Las Vegas - Big Band song by Swingin' Crooner Frank Lamphere
Las Vegas - A new song by swingin' crooner Frank Lamphere
Crooner Frank Lamphere sings his original "Las Vegas"
Las Vegas is a new song written by crooner Frank Lamphere. Las Vegas will be released on the upcoming Frank Lamphere CD America Swinging. The up tempo tune, that Lamphere waited 12 years to record, has an explosive big band arrangment with ten horns, penned by Frank's longtime accompanist Larry Harris.
There have been some powerful songs written about this iconic American city and Frank Lamphere's song, has joined those ranks.
Personnel on Las Vegas:
Larry Harris - piano
Andy Brown - guitar
Dennis Carroll - bass
George Fludas - drums
Russ Phillips - trombone
Mark Olen - trumpet
Eric Schneider - alto & tenor sax
Frank Lamphere - vocals
"Las Vegas I'm here" -Frank Lamphere
Frank has been singing professionally for 20 years, yet he didn't enter the songwriting arena until 2007.
On an early September morning he awoke with a "vivid" melody (Las Vegas) and unlike with the previous dreams, he immediately hummed the melody and handful of lyrics into a nearby tape recorder. Deciding to take a shot at writing an entire tune, Lamphere devoted the next several hours to jotting down all of these ideas and by early afternoon, had a near completed song. This experience left him dumbfounded and thinking to himself "What-in-the-heck was that?"
Music & Lyrics by Frank Lamphere
I awoke one morning, had a vivid dream
Thought "Well I'll be damned"
Had this song 'bout casinos and music
buzzin' through my head
Took four days off work,
then I scrammed!
Just booked a flight to Las Vegas
Off to where high-rollers go to play
On the boulevard,
there’s a tournament today!
Someone said the air smells just like “C” notes
and Frank and Dino’s work, is still applauded there
The dream comes true, at last
I’ve had a lifetime to prepare
On Fremont Street, you see old Vegas
Not to-be-missed, say people in the know
Desert sky, after sundown
The perfect backdrop for that famous neon glow
Gonna’ take a drive around Las Vegas
Take-in places, Louis Prima used to swing
And Elvis Presley, right there, was crowned “the king”
I've studied books about gambling
And now have confidence enough to win,
Twenty-one, one-armed bandits.
And what excitement when those dice
begin to fall!
Make way, I'm heading to Las Vegas
Gonna’ get my fill at one of those buffets
Be it known loud and clear
There’s no doubt, there’s no fear
Las Vegas, I'm here!
Singer-songwriter Frank Lamphere on stage in Las Vegas
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